Monday morning..I knew that I will have a long day. Today is the day that I have to wear it all day at work. So there's no stopping me now.
On the way out to the door, I heard something..after listening to it for awhile. I couldn't figure how to explain this "sound"..it was just weird. It was coming from other room (the laundry)..I can seem to pinpoint where it was coming from. Is that neat??? I noticed my dog, Charley is eating..then there is that "sound" again. I turned to CA, "what is that noise? is that Charley eating??" She said it was. oh that is disgusting! that what it was..disgusting noise!!! WHAT A PIG! She said that our other dogs never eat like he does. How embarrassing.
Off to work, I went. ON the way , it was time to try it again on the road. It was like a new experience all over again. I'm astonished to hear all that..how come I didn't "hear" it before?? Then it started to rain..I had to use the wipers. I really didn't like the way the wipers sound. sound like pluckkkked then click. again and again. It was really annoying. Not the way I wanted to start off my day, so I turned it off. I can live without them for now. (not really..) it was really wet out. Impossible not to USE the wipers. ugh.
Walking into work..interesting. I never noticed the noise before...printers, phones, computers, admin staff.. have I been so ignorant all these times?
I smiled when I said hi to one of my admin staff, she has a strong accent. At first, it does sound strange because I wasn't used to it with new aids but after we worked together for awhile. I noticed that she is becoming more understandable than before. Which is GREAT..I'm so thrilled that it really help, especially that I have lots of clients with accent, and it has been frustrating before.
When I was in my office, I can hear my co-workers (3 of us shared in the same office) more than ever! IT didn't bother me before but now its more "noticeable". It's something I have to get used to. Them with on phones, computer clicking (typing) and even my own. I tried so hard to be quiet and natural but it's not possible. I have to remember that THEY are used to it. I am not.
Then I heard in other office, someone was laughing. That was pretty cool, considering I can tell what it is. Before I would just hear "something" , it could be just talking, or anything. But it was clear and it was EXACTLY laughing. so I had to check it out. I think some of my co workers were surprised that I heard that, when I came in and said "what's so funny?"
Then later, I had a meeting with my "side-kick" classroom teacher, we were planning our lesson plans. I hear the "hiccups" before looking at her. At first, I heard it..then I stopped, heard it again and again. Then I knew it was hiccups . It was. it was kinda of quiet type. Pretty amazing.
As I was walking away to my classroom, someone called me from one end of the hall. I heard that and turn around. She was amazed that I heard that! it was something it didn't happened before.
After a long day, I was pretty EXHAUSTED, I took my aids off when I got home and somehow, I fell asleep. Slept for 2 hours! which it's pretty unusual and I MISSED my son's BUS!! Thank heavens, CA, my eldest was home to let him in.
That was pretty scary. I realized that it will takes awhile for me to get used to them. I have to EXPECT that after a long day of "listening" and getting accustomed to new aids, it can be overwhelming and exhausting. So next time, I put my "alarm" on my iPhone so I don't miss my son's bus again.